Kyocera Corp. says it is increasing its solar module production capacity with the start of construction of its second plant in Kadan, Czech Republic, and the completion of an expanded assembly plant in Tianjin, China.
Kyocera recently started construction of its second solar module assembly plant in the Czech Republic. The new facility is set to be completed in the fall and will have an annual capacity of 360 MW, combining with the existing Czech plant for a total of 560 MW per year.
The new plant will be built near the company's existing Czech plant (established in 2005), which has been supplying solar modules to Europe.
Operations from the company's original Tianjin solar module plant will be gradually transferred to the new, expanded plant by spring of this year. Once the facility is fully operational, it will have an annual production capacity of 360 MW, approximately 3.5 times more than the site's current capacity, Kyocera says.
SOURCE: Kyocera Corp.